Monthly Archives: March 2015

Getting to grips with presenting

A month or so ago, a colleague from within Editorial at Routledge asked me to do a presentation on Open Access to the rest of her team together with their US equivalent team, using video conference. Somehow, the date for … Continue reading

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10 things I have learnt from Jeff Mohamed’s ‘Grammar Development Course’

I am due to start my Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) on April 13th and, like the ├╝ber-keen and uncool language student┬áthat I am, I have been trying to be conscientious and prepare myself for it in … Continue reading

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My day as a youth worker: volunteering with the Prince’s Trust

I currently work for a rather wonderful academic publishing company called Taylor & Francis (for less than two weeks more now…!) T&F belongs to the parent company Informa PLC, and Informa have a variety of agreements in place to allow … Continue reading

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My last ever Italian conversation class

Today was ‘the first of the lasts’ for me, in terms of coming to the end of my time at the wonderful publishing house that is Routledge / Taylor and Francis before moving to Berlin. It was my last ever … Continue reading

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My suggested topic for #ELTchat – How can NQTs best use what they learn in the first few years of their career to develop into successful teachers?

Last Monday, I responded to the usual calls from the wonderful people who moderate #ELTchat asking for suggestions for a discussion topic. (For more information on #ELTchat, you can read this post here.) This would be the third #ELTchat I … Continue reading

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Discovering #ELTchat

[writing commenced in mid-February] I recently signed myself up for a TweetDeck account, which allows you to have multiple columns of Twitter chats open. I did this because I had been spending lots of time perusing what appeared to be … Continue reading

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